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Lawrence R Heyn, Liann M Johnson, Matthew T Yurek, Peter A Basile, Robert L Berger: Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai, April 13, 1993: US05201757 (506 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for deploying a radially self-expanding stent includes proximal and distal sleeves respectively containing proximal and distal end portions of the stent in a reduced radius delivery configuration. The sleeves can abut one another and thus contain the entire length of the stent, or may b ...


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Steven W Hachtman, Liann M Johnson, Scott T Johnson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson, Amjad Ahmad, John A Scholl, Richard J Thompson: Multiple layer stent. Schneider, Lawrence C Akers, Peter C Richardson, Philip C Strassburger, July 8, 1997: US05645559 (474 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent having multiple layers includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes at least the medial region of the stent. A deployment device ...


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Liann M Johnson, Richard J Thompson, John A Scholl: Apparatus for delivering and deploying a stent. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai PA, October 6, 1998: US05817102 (210 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...


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Liann M Johnson, Richard J Thompson, John A Scholl: Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent. Boston Scientific Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 24, 2000: US06136006 (204 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...


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Liann M Johnson, Paul S Sherburne, Alicia F Heck, Ricci D Smelser, Eric K Mangiardi: Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use. Merit Medical Systems, Alston & Bird, October 27, 2009: US07608099 (25 worldwide citation)

The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a stent deployment apparatus comprising excellent safety and stent placement and deployment features. An exemplary stent deployment apparatus in accordance with the present invention can facilitate the precise delivery of stents in a safe a ...


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Liann M Johnson, Paul S Sherburne, Alicia F Heck, Ricci D Smelser, Eric K Mangiardi: Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use. Merit Medical Systems, Stoel Rives, September 18, 2012: US08267987 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a stent deployment apparatus comprising safety and stent placement and deployment features. An exemplary stent deployment apparatus includes a longitudinally extending outer tubular member and a safety mechanism coupled thereto, wherein the ...


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Liann M Johnson, Paul S Sherburne, Alicia F Heck, Ricci D Smelser, Eric K Mangiardi: Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use. Alveolus, Alston & Bird, Bank Of America Plaza, September 7, 2006: US20060200222-A1

The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a stent deployment apparatus comprising excellent safety and stent placement and deployment features. An exemplary stent deployment apparatus in accordance with the present invention can facilitate the precise delivery of stents in a safe a ...


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Liann M Johnson, Paul S Sherburne, Alicia F Heck, Ricci D Smelser, Eric K Mangiardi: Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use. Merit Medical Systems, Alston & Bird, January 7, 2010: US20100004732-A1

The present invention, in an exemplary embodiment, provides a stent deployment apparatus comprising safety and stent placement and deployment features. An exemplary stent deployment apparatus includes a longitudinally extending outer tubular member and a safety mechanism coupled thereto, wherein the ...